How To Get Rid Of A Sinus Infection In 1 Minute

How To Get Rid Of A Sinus Infection In 1 Minute


Sinus infection, known as sinusitis, is a
major health problem. It afflicts 31 million people in the United
States. Americans spend more than $1 billion each
year on over-the-counter medications to treat it. Sinus infections are responsible for 16 million
doctor visits and $150 million spent on prescription medications. People who have allergies, asthma, structural
blockages in the nose or sinuses, or people with weak immune systems are at greater risk. In this video we share our top tips to cure
a sinus infection. Any extra resources or information will be
included in the description so make sure to check it out. Our first tip is Antibiotics. Antibiotics are standard treatments for bacterial
sinus infections. Antibiotics are usually taken from 3 to 28
days, depending on the type of antibiotic. Because the sinuses are deep-seated in the
bones, and blood supply is limited, longer treatments may be prescribed for people with
longer lasting or severe cases. Overuse and abuse of antibiotics have been
causing a major increase in antibiotic resistance. Therefore, patients with sinus symptoms should
consider taking an antibiotic only if symptoms (including discolored nasal discharge) persist
beyond 7-10 days. Antibiotics help eliminate a sinus infection
by attacking the bacteria that cause it, but until the drugs take effect, they do not do
much to alleviate symptoms. Some over-the-counter medications can help
provide relief. Our second tip is Nasal decongestant sprays. Topical nasal decongestants can be helpful
if used for no more than three to four days. These medications shrink swollen nasal passages,
facilitating the flow of drainage from the sinuses. Overuse of topical nasal decongestants can
result in a dependent condition in which the nasal passages swell shut, called rebound
phenomenon. Our third tip is Antihistamines. Antihistamines block inflammation caused by
an allergic reaction so they can help to fight symptoms of allergies that can lead to swollen
nasal and sinus passages. Our fourth tip is Nasal decongestants and
antihistamines. Over-the-counter combination drugs should
be used with caution. Some of these drugs contain drying agents
that can thicken mucus. Only use them when prescribed by your allergist. Our fifth tip is Topical nasal corticosteroids. These prescription nasal sprays prevent and
reverse inflammation and swelling in the nasal passages and sinus openings, addressing the
biggest problem associated with sinus infection. Topical nasal corticosteroid sprays are also
effective in shrinking and preventing the return of nasal polyps. These sprays at the normal dose are not absorbed
into the blood stream and could be used over long periods of time without developing “addiction.” And our final tip is Surgery. If drug therapies have failed, surgery may
be recommended as a last resort. It is usually performed by an otolaryngologist. Anatomical defects are the most common target
of surgery. Your surgeon can fix defects in the bone separating
the nasal passages, remove nasal polyps, and open up closed passages. Sinus surgery is performed under either local
or general anesthesia, and patients often can go home on the same day. So that sums up our top tips for curing a
sinus infection. If you found any of it useful then hit that
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